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Monday, June 27

On coronaries. Bring Pies.

Saturday saw TDT and I heading back to the land in the middle of nowhere. Not even sheep this time, it's like the land that time forgot. Our graceful hosts welcomed us with open arms as usual, and an afternoon of much chat, tales of woe and swapping of recipes between myself and the most excellent Des. One recipe he recommended needed further investigation. He said it was based on "Man Pie," a dish I (and the Internet) haven't seen before. He had however tweaked it, and now called it Paddy Pie. So, we stopped on the way home and picked up the required ingredients for Paddy Pie, and yesterday morning I made it. The recipe is simple enough.
Paddy Pie. Now with added heart attack.
Puff Pastry. I cheated and got two rolls from Tesco of the ready made stuff.
4 x Sausages, ideally good high content pork ones, but the cheap nasty ones will do.
4 rashers of rindless bacon
1 onion (This is optional, Dad.)
Mushroom (either or both can be missed out if need be)
Eggs. Lots and lots of eggs. (Mine required 8 eggs and an additional for brushing the pastry)

  1. Get hangover. This is true hangover food.
  2. Cook the sausages and bacon to how you'd normally like them. In my case, cremated. In TDT's case, raw and rubbery.
  3. Line a greased deep 8" pie dish with the pastry. Don't prick it, you don't need to.
  4. Put in the sausages and bacon, trying to lay it out evenly.
  5. Slices of tomato and mushroom to be distributed as needed.
  6. A nice layer of onion. I just cut the onion into 8 slices.
  7. Now the techy bit. Break the eggs into a cup/ramekin, then gently pour it into the pie gaps. Do this until all the gaps are filled. Obviously, this depends on the size of the bacon, sausages and other things.
  8. Cover over with the top of puff pastry. Again, do not prick.
  9. Place in oven at 200c or 400f for 45 minutes(ish)
  10. Take out of the oven and eat a lot less then you'd think you can. It's surprisingly filling. Fruity Sauce is a must!
  11. Call ambulance for suspected coronary.